Nikola Ristanovski (born January 23, 1969 in Ostrava, Czech Republic) -  is Macedonian theater, film and television actor.

Ristanovski was born in the Czech city of Ostrava on 23 January 1969, and when he was 7 years old, his family moved to Tetovo. In high school, he was a member of the drama club. At the time, persuaded by Professor Nada Geshoska, he participated in a play in Osijek, Croatia where Ristanovski and his colleagues presented the "Crimes and Punishment" by Dostoevsky and won the first prize of the jury, led by Fabian Shovagovic. Driven by this success, Ristanovski decided to study acting, but was rejected three times the entrance exam at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, where it fell in the first year of studies. However, later, as a student was invited to play in a theatrical performance, which was a recognition of his talent. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, department for acting in 1993.

After graduating from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje Ristanovski became part of the Macedonian National Theater in 1994. First professional representation at the Macedonian National Theater was "George Dando", directed by Branko Stavrev, followed by a role in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" of Dukovski, directed by Aleksandar Popovski. Two years later, Ristanovski shining role in the cult show "Bure barut" During his career, Ristanovski played 41 performances and 15 films in which he won 28 prizes, he is the most awarded Macedonian actor. Most collaborated with Aleksandar Popovski (10 plays and 3 films) and had the most appearances in stops "Bure barut" (over 150 appearances). Also Ristanovski had a rich career abroad, where he played in the popular and award-winning performances "Gentlemen Glembaevi" and "Dervish and Death". In 2016, Ristanovski performed in "Needle below" the Montenegrin director Ivan Marinovic.

 

 

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